It’s time for Benton Panther Football!
Friday evening at War Memorial Stadium, the Benton Panthers and the Little Rock Parkview Patriots meet in a mammoth 6-A West Conference matchup. The Panthers come into the game 2-0 in conference play, fresh off their most complete performance of the 2020 season with a 42-0 blanking of Siloam Springs. The Patriots will play for the first time in three weeks, having their first two conference games against Greenwood and Lake Hamilton axed due to Covid-19 protocols. Parkview comes into the game undefeated at 3-0 with wins over LR Southwest, White Hall and Pine Bluff.
The will be the first game between the two teams since the 2017 when the Panthers won at War Memorial, 39-25. All-time, Benton holds an 8-3 edge in the 11 previous meetings between the two teams.
With playoff seeding this year based solely on conference wins only (due to Covid-19 cancellations which have been rendered a “No Contest” by the Arkansas Activities Association, this game has major postseason implications.
This week’s game will be provided on live stream courtesy of MM Productions. You can watch this week’s game clicking here.
The game will also be available on the radio home of Benton Panther football, FM 106.7 The Ride. The online listen live link for 106.7 can be found clicking here.
The Everett Buick GMC Panther pregame show will begin at 6:30 p.m. with kick off from Cyclone Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The Hamilton Family Dentistry Halftime Show will feature an interview with Jeremy Muck, the High School Football beat writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The Elliott Electrical Panther Postgame will include a game recap and the Farmers Bank & Trust Offensive and Defensive MVP’s for the Panthers.
A very special thanks to all the great sponsors who make the broadcasts of Panther football available: ACDI, Allied Glass, Ashby Funeral Home, Black, Corley, Owens & Hughes, Bryant Eyecare, City of Benton, Cornerstone Home Lending, Congo Fireplace & Patio, CTS Industrial Services, Elliott Electrical, Everett Buick GMC, Farmers Bank & Trust, First Security Bank, Hamilton Family Dentistry, Jones Heating & Air, Riverside Grocery & Catering, Saline Memorial Health System, and Sanders Ground Essentials.